Mediasite video content playback

This article outlines the different video playback mechanisms used by Mediasite across supported desktop platforms and browsers.  

Windows:

IE11 IE9 & 10 IE7 & 8 Chrome Firefox
Smooth Streaming Silverlight Silverlight Silverlight Silverlight Silverlight
MP4 HRML5 HTML5 Silverlight HTML5 *See below
Windows media Silverlight Windows Media Player Windows Media Player Silverlight Silverlight

*Firefox supports native MP4 playback in version 21 and up on Windows 7 and Windows 8, and in version 22 and up on Windows Vista; Silverlight will be required if using a lower version.

Note: Silverlight will be used for MP4 playback in all browsers under Windows XP.

Mac OS X:

Safari Firefox
Smooth Streaming Silverlight Silverlight
MP4 HTML5 **See Below
Windows Media Silverlight Silverlight

**Firefox supports native MP4 playback on OS X 10.8 and later; Silverlight will be required when using Firefox to view Mediasite content on earlier versions of OS X.

Notes:

  • Content on this page comes from Sonic Foundry's Knowledge Articles.

Enabling Speed Control in html Browsers:

For individual presentations, users can append ?useHTML5=True to the end of a presentation URL to force the use of the HTML5 player and gain access to speed control. 

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